What follows is something I wanted to post as inspiration for all of us. My partner Janie wrote it and I think it’s pretty remarkable because she absolutely hates to write. It’s something she did for a writing class and she had specific prompts she had to include in the writing. This is something I think she’s pretty proud of and I’m pretty proud of her for doing it.
When she was on X Factor, the judges repeatedly told this 13 year old she was ‘an alien’ because her voice and stage presence were just too good for her age. Britney Spears called her ‘a little diva’. Here she does a fabulous cover of Bruno Mars’ ‘Runaway Baby’. Judge for yourself.
What do you think? Are Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears now the perfect poster girls for marriage equality?
“Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 72 days. Another example of how same-sex marriage is destroying the sanctity of the very institution,” joked George Takei on Twitter, expressing the sentiment of many.
Tweeted gossip blogger Perez Hilton: “Straight people do a damn well good job themselves of ruining the sanctity of marriage! #MarriageForAll.”
Kardashian joins Britney Spears and other celebrities whose quickie marriages have made marriage equality advocates shake their heads.
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Other short celebrity unions
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander – 55 hours
The pair, who were just 22 when they tied the knot in 2004 in Las Vegas, annulled the marriage after 55 hours.
“We were looking out the windows and looking at the lights and the city. We were like, ‘This is a real pretty, beautiful night’,” Mr Alexander told US television network NBC in 2004.
“It was cool and we were looking at each other and we were like, ‘Let’s do something wild and crazy and let’s go get married just for the hell of it. Let’s go. … So we just got up and said, ‘Let’s go do it’.”
Cher and Greg Allman – nine days
Cher’s marriage to musician Greg Allman lasted just nine days. They took his Learjet and flew to Las Vegas to get married – just three days after Cher’s divorce from Sonny Bono was finalised.
Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney – four months
Renee Zellweger and country music star Kenny Chesney married in a small ceremony on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands in 2005.
After just four months, she filed for an annulment, listing “fraud” as the reason for the break-up with the country music star.
Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd – eight months
Jennifer Lopez married dancer Cris Judd in 2002, but they separated after just eight months. It was Lopez’s second marriage after a one-year union to Cuban-born waiter Ojani Noa in the 1990s.
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